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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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The observatory will give visitors the view of Seattle and its sorrounding. It was less crowded than the Needle Tower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The observatory will give visitors the view of Seattle and its sorrounding. It was less crowded than the Needle Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful panorama of Seattle and surrounding mountains and lakes. Mount Rainier is very well visible if you are lucky with weather. We got to see a cruise ship leaving the city. I'd say you may spent a couple of hours watching clouds and airplanes flying by. Also there is no long line in contrast to Top of the Rock of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was advised that the view was as good as the more famous Space Needle and a cheaper option. Went up about one hour before sunset so got both a daytime and night view. Although once paid you can go up as often as you want - which is good value. Also, liked the fact that you could get a beer... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Purchased a city pass but still had to wait in a very long queue to get a timed ticket and queue again in another long queue to get in. The other option was to buy a V.I.P at an inflated price. The gift shop was a bit overpriced and the staff a bit grumpy and unhelpful at the checkouts.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Going to the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center is a must do when in Seattle. The observatory will give you incredible views of Seattle and beyond from every direction. It was not crowded and it costs less than the needle. I would tell you to skip the needle and go up here instead because then you would actually get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were so fortunate to have visited Seattle during a few days of clear weather. The view from the observatory was amazing! I Suggestion: Purchase your tix online to avoid long lines at ticket booths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You have a wonderful view of Seattle from here. You tower above the space needle. We had views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. We got some refreshments their and just sat back and looked out, it was hypnotising.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For someone who struggles with heights this was an adventure I am glad I didn't miss. 360 views of Seattle, plenty of room on the viewing deck and a glorious day to finish it off again would recommend even for those shy of heights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is just great. It costs less than the Space Needle and it is much less crowded. It is also more informative. The signage is informative and interesting. It describes many of the companies headquartered in Seattle, the mountains and the water that you can see from up there. It is one of the best things we did in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the observatory at dusk and had excellent views. Well worth a visit. A friend recommended we visited this observation deck over the Space Needle as it is a lot higher and not so crowded.

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